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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Cruz Azul vs Chivas

Mi primer equipo de futbol organizado fue el del 5B del San Luis Beltran en Sant Marta. Si mas no recuerdo el profesor se llamaba Juancho. El apellido se los debo. Era para Las Olimpiadas Juveniles Beltranistas. Cada curso tenia un equipo que debía marchar al rededor de la plancha central de concreto. Y nuestro profesor escogió el nombre de Cruz Azul para nuestro equipo. Compre mi camiseta y desfile, y jugué en el equipo un par de veces. Las canchas del San Luis eran de tierra dura y compacta con una sutil capa de arenilla. Difícil tener algo mas con el clima desértico de Santa Marta.  Muchos años después, hace un par de semanas fui a cubrir un partido del verdadero Cruz Azul. El estadio es precioso. Una verdadera joya. Estar en el estadio Azul me trajo a la memoria esos días de futbol. De marchar como idiotas alrededor de la plancha y de los juegos en esas canchas donde dejabas tiras de piel cada vez que te barrias.

Aqui varias fotos del partido del Cruz Azul contra Chivas de hace un par de semanas. El partido termino en un empate. 1-1.

From my window.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Electric Storm over Mexico City

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Estadio Azul

Estadio Azul. Chivas vs. Cruz Azul. (Foto por Tomas Stargardter)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to confront evil?

Here is the question. How do you confront evil? Even in its embrionic stage like this young NAZI simpathyser white supremacists. Should you rise up (or stoop down) to their level and meet them with the same intensity at every stage like Shia Labeouf in the video below? A friend of mine once said the those people (referring to Sandinistas under Ortega in Nicaragua. The other side of the same coin) only understand one thing, violence. And I understood exactly what he meant.
I have no doubt that this young proto-fascist, with his skinny frame and nerd glasses, given the chance, would not hesitate to put a bullet in some minority's brain. Or drive thousands to their deaths, just like milketoast World War II NAZI Adolf Eichmann with his slim frame and horn-rimmed glasses, helped organized the the murder of millions of jews.
I read somewhere that it was easy for the ultra-violent to take over in democratic societies, since those that are cultured, liberal and civilized would try to talk reason and take the democratic road to power and government. By the time they figured out that those guys are playing by different set of rules, it would be too late and they would end up in exile, dead or in a concentration camp.
On the other hand Winston Churchill once said "We have not journeyed across the centuries, across the oceans, across the mountains, across the prairies, because we are made of sugar candy."

So what should you do? How do you confront the coming storm?

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Pope in Mexico

Although stuck in the office all day editing the team's photos of the Pope's visit, I just shot these three form myself.  The Pope was long gone.

After the passing of the Pope, the rush to the toilets. 

The Only Pope photo I got.

Then The moon setting in last night's cold.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Biking back home.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Biking to work on Reforma Avenue in Mexico City